stock split
noun Date: 1950 a division of corporate stock by the issuing to existing shareholders of a specified number of new shares with a corresponding lowering of par value for each outstanding share — compare stock dividend

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  • stock split — n. the act or result of splitting stock: see SPLIT (vt. 7) * * * …   Universalium

  • stock split — n. the act or result of splitting stock: see SPLIT (vt. 7) …   English World dictionary

  • Stock split — A stock split or stock divide increases the number of shares in a public company. The price is adjusted such that the before and after market capitalization of the company remains the same and dilution does not occur. Options and warrants are… …   Wikipedia

  • Stock split — Occurs when a firm issues new shares of stock but in turn lowers the current market price of its stock to a level that is proportionate to pre split prices. For example, if IBM trades at $100 before a 2 for 1 split, after the split it will trade… …   Financial and business terms

  • stock split — Occurs when a firm issues new shares of stock and in turn lowers the current market price of its stock to a level that is proportionate to pre split prices. For example, if IBM trades at $100 before a two for one split, after the split it will… …   Financial and business terms

  • stock split — noun an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders equity they announced a two for one split of the common stock • Syn: ↑split, ↑split up • Hypernyms: ↑increase, ↑step up * * * stock split …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stock Split — A corporate action in which a company s existing shares are divided into multiple shares. Although the number of shares outstanding increases by a specific multiple, the total dollar value of the shares remains the same compared to pre split… …   Investment dictionary

  • stock split — See subdivision See also change in nominal value Increase in a corporation s number of outstanding equities without any change in the shareholder s equity or the aggregate market value at the time of the split. Equity price and nominal value are… …   Euroclear glossary

  • stock split — /ˈstɒk splɪt/ (say stok split) noun an issue of free ordinary shares in some proportion to existing shares …   Australian English dictionary

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